Playing main music and video files
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The purpose of this page is to install the main codecs to play most audio files (*.cda, *.wav, *.ogg, *.aif, *.aac, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.mp3, *.vqf, *.vql, *.vqe, *.wma, *.au, *mpc, *.ac3, ...) and video files (*.avi, divx, xvid, 3ivx, *.ogm, *.mkv, *.ram, *.rm, *.mov, DVD).
Installation of main codecs
At first, login as root in a console window. You should then install the main codecs by copying/pasting the following command :
If you are under GNOME or using GStreamer, there is one package that groups all of the main codecs. Look for gstreamer0.10-decoders and install it through the software manager, or type the following command as root :
Installing codecs for KDE 4 applications
KDE 4 applications are based on Phonon, the new media technology environment. However, it is possible that Phonon is not entirely installed during the installation of your system. You can then run the following command :
Most Linux distributions have problems reading some DVDs encrypted and protected. Packages are available in the Mandriva repositories to overcome these difficulties. The following packages can be installed without problem. Always in a console mode root, and copy the following line:
- In case of problems, you can always ask for help in the Mandriva forums.
- If you have got more information, feel free to improve/update this page.